Gina Marando


About Me

I believe that each client deserves to be met where they are at in their lives, thus each client warrants individualized and compassionate treatment. With my empathic support, I aim to provide clients with a safe space to achieve their personal goals as they see fit to living a life conducive to their needs and wants. I have been working as a licensed mental health counselor and maintain a private practice on Long Island, NY for over 3 years. I also was a staff therapist in an intensive outpatient program for the treatment of eating disorders providing individual and group counseling for 6 years. I have extensive experience working with the eating disorder population, as well as those suffering with depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions.

I received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Fordham University and a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. I am also certified in the Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of depression and anxiety; as well as postgraduate certification in Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Clinicians, both from Adelphi University School of Social Work. I am licensed to practice in New York and am also a National Certified Counselor with the NBCC, as well as a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider through the Mental Health Integrative Medicine Institute.

My goal is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with each client as the foundation for change in my therapeutic practice. I counsel clients with an eclectic, strengths-based approach out of respect to each client's individuality, drawing largely from cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, rational-emotive behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused therapies.

I look forward to connecting with you and discovering how we can facilitate positive change in your life in a safe, supportive manner.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #008351-1 (Expires: 2020-10-01)


Written by N.I. on Jan 14, 2020 after counseling with Gina for 10 months on issues concerning eating disorders

She’s an amazing counselor and she got me through some tough times. I feel very fortunate Betterhelp matched us up together.

Written by D.E. on Dec 26, 2019 after counseling with Gina for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Gina is a fantastic and caring therapist. I'm so happy I found her.

Written by M.A. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Gina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I cannot express how grateful I am for finding Gina. I can really tell how invested she is in helping me and wanting to see me succeed and grow as a person. She listens to (and remembers!) every detail and offers her own thoughts; which makes our sessions feel like I'm talking to a friend, rather than some therapy styles that feel as if I'm talking at a wall. I cannot recommend her enough- I truly feel like I have found a therapist who is going to stick by me and see things through til the end.

Written by L.U. on May 14, 2019 after counseling with Gina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gina is incredibly kind and comes up with new and creative ways to approach issues. You feel safe speaking with her and know that she genuinely cares about your well being. That means a lot to me and it is really nice to know that I have her as part of my support team. Anyone who gets to work with her is very lucky and in exceptionally good hands.